Food Review – Crazy Burger

Crazy Burger Cafe and Juice Bar

144 Boon St
Narragansett, RI 02882

Crazy Burger must be one of the most reviewed restaurants in South County – and for good reason. Crazy Burger is one of my go-to places for an incredible breakfast. The decor has to be seen to be believed. Crazy doesn’t quite cover it. No waiters in formal black attire here. In fact, the menu invites you to “BYOBBAM” – Bring your own booze by all means.

The seating is limited and even the locals will stand outside in the cold in middle of January for a meal here.

The waitstaff are the best you will ever meet in a relaxed style place. They work together with smooth efficiency in a place that still would be full if it were twice the size. Everybody shares the load. Waitresses will bus tables when their load is light. I’ve seen cooks deliver drinks when the load was heavy. You can tell the staff likes each other. And that happy atmosphere carries into the way they treat their customers. They WANT you to have a good meal. They want you to enjoy the food and the service.

Crazy Burger has a small back courtyard area for outdoor dining. It opens in the spring and stays open until just before the snow flies. The place is dense with tables and plants. It stays fairly cool even on hot summer days and when the temperature dips they have gas powered heating units to keep away the chill.

The back area is handicap accessible but the crushed stone driveway makes it a serious challenge. The outer front door is narrow and two small steps to an inner front door are a real challenge for the non-handicapped, so no entry through the front for those in a wheelchair without assistance.

Now, let’s talk breakfast. Eggs Benedict is one of my favorites here, served with a wonderful batch of cubed home fries or fresh fruit. Yes, I know that it’s considered sort of trite to like eggs Benedict. But try it here and tell me I’m wrong.
I also like their Western Quesadillas with red peppers, crumbled bacon, eggs, a Monterey Jack cheese, and soft, artfully browned, folded, and pie cut quesadilla which fills half the plate. It is served with a small pool of hollandaise and a thin slice orange as a complement to the meal. It works!
You can also opt for a fun and basic dish like the Surfer’s Breakfast, or come a bit later for some of the lunch items. The Gorgonzola Burger is fantastic!
Of course there are puns all over the menu. My favorite, and the favorite of reviewers is the Lunacy Burger, made with salmon and wrapped with a paper thin pastry shell.
I could go on, but there is no need. Ask anybody where they want to go for a crazy good meal – and, yes, you can finish the pun.
In spite of the lack of handicap accessibility this restaurant still deserves five stars. The service, the atmosphere and the staff are just wonderful. I hope you like it as much as I do.
David Dougher – author, ballroom dance instructor, computer consultant, game designer, and odd fellow.

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